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Credit card fraud - record your face movement to unlock your account

Recently I accessed my credit card account (with a well-known credit card company) and right on the web page received a message that my account is locked to "prevent some sort of fraud". I called ...
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Is it possible to hijack specific e-mail with remote access? [closed]

I was recently presented with e-mails that look like they came from my e-mail and IP address but I didn't send them and never saw them. It is a back and forth correspondence with another gmail account....
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Mail interception fraud

My company has been the target of a mail fraud attempt for the second time this year. The fraud goes as followed: My company sends an invoice to a customer from the email address alice@mycompany.com ...
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How could a scammer get my card details if I've never used it

Today I had about $600US spread across 20 transactions taken from my debit card over the past three days (I notified my bank said they will give me a new card and will refund me) This particular ...
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How to protect from being the spoofed number on caller ID?

The question How to protect from caller-id spoofing? focuses on how to protect oneself from incoming calls with spoofed caller ID information. This question is about how to protect oneself when ...
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How to prevent / take action against “Merchant Name” fraud?

I work for a charity in Australia. On a couple of recent occasions we have seen this behaviour by thieves: People search for cheap Dyson vacuum cleaners. They find a website which claims to sell (...
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Is accepting an invalid credit card number a security issue?

I am testing a website which accepts invalid credit card numbers for reservations. The interesting thing is they do CC validation if the currency is USD, but not for any other currencies. Should I ...
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Can a magnetic credit card writer encode a blank card based off just a credit card number?

I was wondering what info is stored in the CC mag strip. For example: if someone got a hold of by CC number, just the numbers-no CCV, no exp date, etc... it is pretty hard to use my credit card for ...
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How does change.org prevent fraud?

On the site change.org it's possible to start a petition. I found two (somewhat) contradicting statements in their privacy policy: We do not monitor, verify, or perform any background check on ...
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How to find the source of business email account compromise

I have a gmail account example@gmail.com and I am sending emails to a lawyer with corporate email (I don't know the software they use). I am sending monthly bills to the lawyer for consulting fees. ...
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How do I report scam phone calls? [duplicate]

I get scam phone calls on a regular basis. The latest one was a computer-generated voice claiming to be a security expert from Microsoft and alleging "errors and fraudulent behavior" within my ...
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Bot detection without client script

I am working in a small startup and we are looking for Security tools - mostly WAF and Bot Detection (specifically to identify click fraud). Some solutions that integrate client side scripts are ...
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Are printed check security features a gimmick?

This question is perhaps a rough fit for this SE site, but it is about information security, though not specifically about computers. When ordering company checks, there are a plethora of options. ...
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Could someone commit a social engineering “hack” on a credit card processor to get my credit card number?

Peripherally related to: Is it safe to recycle unshredded credit card receipts?. From some basic research, it seems as though the SEQ number is internal to the company running the POS software, the ...
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Is it possible to verify that a signature was made prior to the content of the document it is found on?

In What to do after I signed a blank sheet of paper given to me by my manager?, a distressed individual (B) has signed a blank piece of paper and given it to an adversary (A). A has openly stated to ...
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How to check hosted content for fraud?

I am a developer at a company that makes landing page software. Users can register and build their own page and publish it. We will provide them a subdomain on our whitelabel domain: test-link....
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Online Retailer asks for a copy of Credit Card and Drivers License

This weekend I placed an order for a part from an online retailer ($300-400). Shortly thereafter I received an email from their sales team saying something similar to the following: Hi, we have ...
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Ad fraud is growing into one of the biggest concerns. How can it affect banks?

The attached image was presented to me, but I'm confused about the risks of ad-fraud to organizations like banks. Usually, the advertisement budgets are invested only in "trusted" sources like Google ...
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Why do scammers use victims' computers to remote-control their own computers?

I've seen videos showing how tech support scammers operate. In nearly all of these videos, the scammer instructs their intended victim to install and run remote-control software, which allows the ...
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How to check if direct debit whitelisting is in place for a specific account number?

Paying through bank transfer to other account without direct debit is more and more common these days. Some of them are online services running bug bounties with availability of payment through bank ...
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Debit Card was used fraduentely, Should I report an incident to the websites that stored my card?

Here is my situation. I had a debit card where I could transfer funds to it for limited use. I usually kept a low amount on this card just for little purchases. It was recently used in a fraudulent ...
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Why do scammers use emails like yahoo?

I was doing a Cyber Security and IT audit for a company. I was told that they had very little in terms of fraud protection, one of the only ways that they detected potential fraudsters was by ...
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Intricate fraud attempt on eBay

I would like the community's input on an event that took place recently, that I honestly don't know what do make of: When trying to watch an item on eBay, a warning notice said my account had been ...
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Someone is pretending to be me

Need some help! Someone has opened up an email account and is sending emails pretending to be me, to my office. They are asking for large invoices to be paid into a specific account. We realised ...
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What are the risks of providing all your credit card information except for security code to a stranger?

I've recently been approached by a person asking me for a donation to Save The Children. while I was inclined to donate, I didn't because they were asking my full name, 16 digits of credit card and ...
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Which parts of a credit card can I obfuscate and still have it be valid

I was recently the victim of credit card fraud and I suspect it is from a merchant somewhere keeping track of my credit card details. I cancelled the card and received a new one, but I would like to ...
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Preventing fraud in bitcoin mining pools [closed]

So bitcoin mining pools are very common, almost no one mines alone, because of the great difficulty in mining a block. So mining in a pool has pretty much been the standard. However, how do people ...
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Should it remain as a general advice to encrypt the whole HDD?

AFAIK, the general advice is to encrypt the whole HDD or at least the whole /home partition (and its Windows equivalent), because nowadays computers tend to store lots of personal, sensitive ...
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What can be done with the last 4 digits of one's SSN [closed]

If a hacker were to get the last 4 digits of your SSN (and maybe some other info like name, etc), what could they do? To avoid the possibility that they could guess the other digits from date/...
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Online Voter fraud [closed]

I'm hosting an online singing competition that's at the finale 2 contestants with a cash prize over $10,000 plus a duet with a well known artist in that genera. What we found was that 2 of the finale ...
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How could criminals use stolen EMV credit cards in 2011?

I would like to recall a fraud happened in France in 2011 for which a paper was published (also linked from Ars). I came onto this by following debate on EMV card security and its mandatory ...
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ATM Fraud Question

My neighbor had a guest that used a bank card to fraudulently purchase an iPad online from Apple. Neighbor was able to verify guest was the culprit with evidence and witnesses. There are also ...
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Spam email with my address details

I have registered domain under .xyz 123reg domain registration company. Recently I got an email from ummed.org company informing me that my SEO engine will be going to expire soon and I need to make ...
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PayPal payment reversal; scammer at work?

For the past several days, I have received several monetary donations through PayPal for exactly 1 US dollar. Several hours after the donation is received, I also receive a notification from PayPal ...
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Is it possible to set up a webpage to force a mobile browser to click on two off-site locations in order to fake a sign-up?

I've recently been victim to a scam. I was signed up to an internet gaming 'club' despite never knowingly having visited their site, read their T&C's nor clicked an agreement. Under UK ...
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Why Aren't Credit Card PINs Required For Online Transactions

I have never heard of credit card PINs being required for online purchases. Why is this? Wouldn't it drastically reduce online fraud? Physically stolen credit cards couldn't be used in online ...
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Extracting as much information from a browser request as possible?

I am currently working on project that involves identifying spammers who are creating fake accounts on my site. I am interested to know what type of information I would be able to extract. First of ...
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Self-destructing e-mail [duplicate]

Recently someone whom I more or less trust (let's call him John) showed me a screenshot of an email from someone else (let's call him Paul). It was bad and if it's true then it means Paul is bad ...
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My Apple ID has been compromised. What do I do?

Update: Called Apple today and according to them they could not get an IP-address from user logins or was not allowed to give that out. They also said that I would be able to see any message that had ...
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Suspected fake torrent peers with “client_test” ID

For a fair number of torrents I'm dealing with (qBittorrent 3.3.7 here), I see a number of entries in the "Peers" list (it apparently only shows peers that are currently connected) with client_test/1....
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Can someone take money out of my account with just my Account & Routing number?

I had recently given someone my account number and routing number to deposit money into my checking account. They owed me money I had lent and said this would be the easiest way for them to do it. I ...
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HOw do I file a police report and still ensure the FBI doesn't get involved? [closed]

I work for a company who's checks have been fraudulently copied and used in a scam. I'd like to report this to my local PD, but I'm concerned they'll get the FBI involved. As I understand it, once ...
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Full credit card photo (front and back) accidentally sent to a customer service, what to do now? [duplicate]

The VPN customer service told me to edit the photo so they could only see the beginning and ending of the credit number and I accidentally sent the full photo of the front and back. Am I screwed?
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Barcodes that cannot be duplicated for products [duplicate]

I have got some products, lets say A, B and C. I want to print a unique barcode for each of these products i.e even if there are 1000 product Cs, they all get the same barcode but this barcode should ...
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Is it possible to clone my contactless debit card while it's in my pocket?

I have a bank account that I never use, someone cloned my debit card and used it to buy something in Brazil in order to make sure the cloning was successful then they started making transactions of £...
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How to reduce Adwords click fraud (botnet clicking ads)? [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask (here is a similar question but the answers aren't specific for AdWords). My Google AdWords campaign has been under attack for the past 3 days. Bots from ...
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Can multiple transactions of the same amount in a short time be considered fraud/corruption?

Back story In South Africa there is a website where I can buy prepaid electricity online for my apartment. When buying I did not get the token to use on my metered box. I had a chat with them today ...
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How safe is my contactless bank card?

In the past few years Contactless Payment cards have been introduced and I have been reading some articles surrounding security of these cards. The following article "Stealing data from contactless ...
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Best practice for Users to avoid fraud for Direct Debit enabled bank accounts?

Direct Debit or automatic debit transfer system or Bankeinzug (German), seems a common/convenient way to pay in (online shops in) many countries available for many banks. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Notice of Credit Card Fraud via text on my phone someone responded how did they do it? [closed]

I received a text alert from Capital One fraud alerting me of unusual activity someone replied to the text confirming the activity. I have an Iphone. How can they get access to my phone and what do I ...